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 Posted:   Mar 25, 2020 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A&E BIOGRAPHY: KENNY ROGERS is planned for airing this coming April 13, 2020. It’s a journey through Kenny's life and his hard-won, chart-busting 60-year career. The show will weave in performances from his 2017 star-studded farewell show in Nashville, which was entitled “All In for the Gambler.”


 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm binge listening on some of those great, way overly-pretentious albums of those halcyon days: Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf, Pink Floyd (esp AHM, SoS), etc.

Steppenwolf I've always liked; my cousin was obsessed with them circa 1984-85 and he got me into them, too. "Snowblind Friend"? "The Pusher"? That's some "good sh!t", to use the parlance of the day.

Steppenwolf, along with Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Guess Who, and America are what I refer to as "Vietnam Watergate Hangover" music. The cinematic equivalent of their music would be Night Moves.

Never cared for those Kings of Pretension, Pink Floyd, but I can hear what others enjoy about their stuff...same with Led Zeppelin, but I just never cared about those bands.

BTW, I had to chuckle at the hyperbole of that 1980 Grammy Awards show ad...was it really "unforgettable"?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2020 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

On performing with Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers said: “Working with Dolly is a great rush for me because we are good friends, and we have been, forever. We just flirted a lot. I can't explain it, but flirting is more electric than passion. It's the anticipation. She does it better than anybody I've ever seen, and it's just good fun.”

Rogers' duet "Islands in the Stream" with Parton was ranked #1 on the CMT 100 greatest country duets of all time.

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (2017)



Kenny Rogers was awarded a Star, for Recording, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 14, 1979.

Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2013) and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame (2017).

He was awarded the Recording Industry Association of America's prestigious Diamond Award, celebrating sales of more than 10 million albums for his "Greatest Hits" album.




Rogers once said, “Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” Music fans are forever grateful that Rogers took his own advice.







 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Steppenwolf I've always liked; my cousin was obsessed with them circa 1984-85 and he got me into them, too. "Snowblind Friend"? "The Pusher"? That's some "good sh!t", to use the parlance of the day.

Steppenwolf, along with Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Guess Who, and America are what I refer to as "Vietnam Watergate Hangover" music. The cinematic equivalent of their music would be Night Moves.

Never cared for those Kings of Pretension, Pink Floyd, but I can hear what others enjoy about their stuff...same with Led Zeppelin, but I just never cared about those bands.


Thanks, Jim, I appreciate your perspective. I do enjoy the early Floyd in particular; the later, political stuff not so much. I think Waters was the master pretensionist, if you will, and he's gotten worse as time's gone by. The man's a legend in his own mind. Anyway, thanks largely to Rick Wright (RIP), there are some lovely melodies in even such as AHM, Echoes, etc.
I also enjoy some early King Crimson.

Having come of age listening to those classic albums, many of which one composition might have taken up an entire side of an LP, there's so much to love about them for me.

And sorry, I've diverted too long from the original subject. Again, RIP, Kenny!

 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Thanks, Jim, I appreciate your perspective. I do enjoy the early Floyd in particular; the later, political stuff not so much. I think Waters was the master pretensionist, if you will, and he's gotten worse as time's gone by. The man's a legend in his own mind. Anyway, thanks largely to Rick Wright (RIP), there are some lovely melodies in even such as AHM, Echoes, etc.
I also enjoy some early King Crimson.

Having come of age listening to those classic albums, many of which one composition might have taken up an entire side of an LP, there's so much to love about them for me.

And sorry, I've diverted too long from the original subject. Again, RIP, Kenny!


I'm pretty sure I could talk about the 1970s forever... big grin

I wouldn't fret about conversations evolving outside of its topic. What did Indiana Jones say?

"Well, these FSMers don't care if we kill each other. They're not going to interfere in our business."

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2020 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Every band is pretentious.
The Floyd just couldn't be arsed to try and conceal it.

But, yeah, Waters's work has always come off like an angst-filled teenager trying to impress his high-school English teacher.

Back to Kenny...
I wish MFSL had issued a CD version of the Greatest Hits album which Bob pictured above.
I love MFSL stuff.

 
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